Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs Recipe

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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs Recipe
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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs Recipe

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If you like the taste of coconut and chocolate, you can't help but love these fancy and festive-looking cookies.
MAKES:
33 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + chilling
MAKES:
33 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (4 ounces) German sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • TOPPING:
  • 12 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the German sweet chocolate, coconut and pecans. Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Break each square of semisweet chocolate into four pieces. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip cookies halfway into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with toasted coconut. Chill for 1 hour or until firm. Yield: About 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p45

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 133 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (4 ounces) German sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • TOPPING:
  • 12 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups flaked coconut, toasted
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the German sweet chocolate, coconut and pecans. Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  2. Break each square of semisweet chocolate into four pieces. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip cookies halfway into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with toasted coconut. Chill for 1 hour or until firm. Yield: About 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p45

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kcheekers User ID: 5662753 239376
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"These cookies are awesome! However, one glance at the recipe and I could tell this wasn't going to make 5.5 dozen cookies. I doubled the recipe for the cookies and got about 5.5 dozen. I used a single recipe for the topping, and that was more than enough to generously top and coat the 5.5 dozen cookies. I also mistakenly melted and cooled the German chocolate before adding it to the dough, but I'll try adding the chopped chocolate next time. I'll definitely be making these again!"

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 104287
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"These cookies turned out really good and tasty. They weren't as hard to make as they look and the bits of pecan and German chocolate in the cookie is really good. My kids really liked helping dip the cookies in the chocolate and sprinkling the coconut on at the end."

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